• Privacy Notice

    Company Name: The Paterson Group (‘the Company’)

    Company Contact Details:

    Joyce Ward – 01235 537788 | j.ward@thepatersongroup.co.uk

    Andrea Edwards – 01869 325530 | a.edwards@thepatersongroup.co.uk

    Topic: Data Protection

    Privacy Notice

    The Company is a recruitment business which provides work-finding services to its clients and work-seekers. The Company must process personal data (including sensitive personal data) so that it can provide these services – in doing so, the Company acts as a data controller.

    You may give your personal details to the Company directly, such as on an application or registration form or via our website, or we may collect them from another source such as a jobs board. The Company must have a legal basis for processing your personal data. For the purposes of providing you with work-finding services and/or information relating to roles relevant to you we will only use your personal data in accordance with the terms of the following statement.

    1. Collection and use of personal data

    a. Purpose of processing and legal basis

    The Company will collect your personal data (which may include sensitive personal data) and will process your personal data for the purposes of providing you with work-finding services. The legal bases we rely upon to offer these services to you are:

    b. Legitimate interest

    Where the Company has relied on a legitimate interest to process your personal data our legitimate interests is/are as follows:

    c. Recipient/s of data

    The Company will process your personal data and/or sensitive personal data with the following recipients:

     d. Statutory/contractual requirement

    Your personal data is required by law and/or a contractual requirement (e.g. our client may require this personal data), and/or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract. You are obliged to provide the personal data and if you do not the consequences of failure to provide the data are:

    2. Data retention

    The Company will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary. Different laws require us to keep different data for different periods of time.

    The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, require us to keep work-seeker records for at least one year from (a) the date of their creation or (b) after the date on which we last provide you with work-finding services.

    We must also keep your payroll records, holiday pay, sick pay and pensions auto-enrolment records for as long as is legally required by HMRC and associated national minimum wage, social security and tax legislation.

    Where the Company has obtained your consent to process your personal data and/or sensitive personal data, we will do so in line with our retention policy of 3 years.  Upon expiry of that period the Company will seek further consent from you. Where consent is not granted the Company will cease to process your personal data.

    3. Your rights

    Please be aware that you have the following data protection rights:

    Where you have consented to the Company processing your personal data and/or sensitive personal data you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time by contacting your branch or any representative of the controller named above or by emailing enquiries@thepatersongroup.co.uk

    4. Automated decision-making – N/A

    5. Complaints or queries

    If you wish to complain about this privacy notice or any of the procedures set out in it please contact: enquiries@thepatersongroup.co.uk

    You also have the right to raise concerns with Information Commissioner’s Office on 0303 123 1113 or at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or any other relevant supervisory authority should your personal data be processed outside of the UK, if you believe that your data protection rights have not been adhered to.